The huge volume of data gathered from wearable fitness devices and wellness appliances, if effectively analysed and integrated, can be exploited to improve clinical decision making and to stimulate promising applications, as they can provide good measures of everyday patient behaviour and lifestyle. However, several obstacles currently limit the true exploitation of these opportunities. In particular, the healthcare landscape is characterised by a pervasive presence of data silos which prevent users and healthcare professionals from obtaining an overall view of the knowledge, mainly due to the lack of device interoperability and data representation format heterogeneity. This work focuses on current, important needs in self-tracked health data modelling, and summarises challenges and opportunities that will characterise the community in the upcoming years. The paper describes a virtually integrated approach using standard Web Semantic technologies and Linked Open Data to cope with heterogeneous health data integration. The proposed approach is verified using data collected from several IoT fitness vendors to form a standard context-aware resource graph, and linking other health ontologies and open projects. We developed a web portal for integrating, sharing and analysing through a customisable dashboard heterogeneous IoT health and fitness data. In this way, we are able to map information onto an integrated domain model by providing support for logical reasoning.

Heterogeneous self-tracked health and fitness data integration and sharing according to a linked open data approach

Reda, Roberto;Piccinini, Filippo;Martinelli, Giovanni;Carbonaro, Antonella
2021

Abstract

The huge volume of data gathered from wearable fitness devices and wellness appliances, if effectively analysed and integrated, can be exploited to improve clinical decision making and to stimulate promising applications, as they can provide good measures of everyday patient behaviour and lifestyle. However, several obstacles currently limit the true exploitation of these opportunities. In particular, the healthcare landscape is characterised by a pervasive presence of data silos which prevent users and healthcare professionals from obtaining an overall view of the knowledge, mainly due to the lack of device interoperability and data representation format heterogeneity. This work focuses on current, important needs in self-tracked health data modelling, and summarises challenges and opportunities that will characterise the community in the upcoming years. The paper describes a virtually integrated approach using standard Web Semantic technologies and Linked Open Data to cope with heterogeneous health data integration. The proposed approach is verified using data collected from several IoT fitness vendors to form a standard context-aware resource graph, and linking other health ontologies and open projects. We developed a web portal for integrating, sharing and analysing through a customisable dashboard heterogeneous IoT health and fitness data. In this way, we are able to map information onto an integrated domain model by providing support for logical reasoning.
Reda, Roberto; Piccinini, Filippo; Martinelli, Giovanni; Carbonaro, Antonella
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